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Mathematics Placement Test Preparation Resources

Math Resources

What is the Math Compass test?

If students do not have current ACT/SAT scores, students will take a COMPASS test.  Find out more about the Math COMPASS test here.

What is the Math Placement Test?

Students with scores below the minimum math score in either the ACT/SAT or COMPASS must take the Math Placement Test to determine their initial math course placement.

Preparing for the Math Placement Test

Below are activities, tutorials, and a practice test to help you prepare for the Math Placement Test. Use the Activities section to review important math topics and skills. The Practice Placement Test is for you to take and score to estimate how you will perform on testing day.



Online Calculator


Integers and Order of Operations

Online Tutorial: Order of Operations

Practice Problems: Order of Operations Practice 1

Practice Problems: Order of Operations Practice 2


Fractions, Decimals, Percents, and Proportions

Online Tutorial: Fractions

Online Tutorial: Decimals

Online Tutorial: Percents

Online Tutorial: Proportions

Practice Problems: Fractions, Decimals, Percents

Practice Problems: Proportions


Solving Equations

Online Tutorial: Linear Equations

Solving Single-Step Equations

Solving Two-Step Equations

Solving Multi-Step Equations

Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides

Practice Problems: Solving Linear Equations Practice


Online Tutorial: Linear Inequalities

Solving Linear Inequalities

Solving & Graphing Multi-Step Inequalities

Practice Problems: Solving/Graphing Linear Inequalities



Online Tutorials: Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities


Graphing Using Intercepts

Graphing Using Slope-Intercept

Graphing Linear Inequalities

Finding the Equation of a Line

Practice Problems: Graphing

Graphing Answer Sheet


System of Equations

Online Tutorial: System of Equations

System of Equations

Solving System of Equations by Graphing

Solving System of Equations Using Substitution

Solving System of Equations Using Elimination

Practice Problems: Solving System of Equations Practice

Practice Placement Tests

The Practice Test below is broken into two sections. On testing day, the test will be given in one part covering topics from courses 1-5.

Practice Test Part One: Modules 1-3 (Answer Key Included)

Practice Test Part Two: Modules 4-5 (Answer Key Included)

Strategies for Success

Before you take the COMPASS Test, review the Tips for Taking COMPASS Tests. If you are taking the COMPASS or Placement Test, watching this Test Anxiety Video will help you prepare for the stress and anxiety you may experience while testing.